Another day of soul destroying featureless grey nothingness that just sits there. Yet again it broke up overnight after a horrid grey day yesterday only for the ludicrous overcast grot to be back in place by dawn
Absolutely ridiculous. The warmest time of the year and all we're getting is day after day of vile grey skies and temperatures 2-4C below average. Feels like late October, not late July, and will need to consider putting the heating on if there isn't improvement soon, as each dire overcast day further drains the house of warmth.
The only worse final third of July I can remember was the surreally awful end to July 2005 which was the start of all this nonsense. First 20 days had an average high of 20C and 8 hours sun per day - so miles better than the first two thirds of this extremely uninspiring July. Rest of the month average high of 14C and about 8 hours sun in total. Never experienced anything like it ever but now it's the sort of thing that's become an almost annual occurrence
2011 maybe worse as well but thankfully I was abroad then as the second half of that month was ridiculously cool and grey. Even 2007 and 2012 were better at this stage.
There are just no clear skies at all. Not even at night. It's repulsive. Last sunny day was the 18th. Less than 20 hours of sun in the past week. Sunniest week of January had over 40 hours. Could see this crap coming a mile off because it's the same tripe every single year.
The exact sunshine total for the past week was 18.3 hours. Only 8 days throughout the whole of January and February had a lower rolling 7-day total. It's despicable
There is no other period in history when summers were this bad. Stornoway must be on course to record the lowest ever July total anywhere in the UK. No idea what the current record is but surely can't be anywhere near as poor as the 36 hours that's been recorded there up to yesterday. Will have been boosted today though as one of the few places not being smothered by the rancid grey blanket.
Still looks clear over the Western Isles so likely to have had at least 12 hours. We need those clear skies to spread East but instead we have filth pumping up from the South/South East